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Airsickness? or maybe lack of oxygen?

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I have traveled internationally on several occasion. Twice, in relatively recent times, I have had troubling experiences and am looking for suggestions and/or ideas.

The most recent time was last fall when I traveled from San Fransisco to Hong Kong. It was on Cathay Pacific. Of course it was an enormous jet and for all Cathay's perks, the one thing they didn't have was individual air jets over each seat. And, the cabin temperature seemed to be very warm.

Long story short, it was a stuffy night flight. And there were no air vents over the seats. I fell asleep and after about two hours I awoke feeling awful -- faint, somewhat nauseous, and too warm. I won't go into the details of the efforts of the kind flight attendants to "fan" me back to consciousness with the in-flight magazines and their efforts to tactfully ask my husband if I had had too much to drink. (Answer: nothing) Two weeks later I had the same experience on the return flight.

Have any of you had similar issues? I am 55 years old, healthy, average weight and know of no physical problems which might explain this. I will be taking an international overnight flight (Delta, not Cathay Pacific -- heading to Europe) in a couple of months and really do want to avoid having a similar experience.

I have never really had motion sickness. Does this sound like it? Or is it maybe just too little oxygen caused by the lack of the air vent combined with slower breathing from being asleep?

Thoughts are appreciated.

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